New Literary Agent Alert: Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About Louise: Before joining the Zeno Agency (a London-based agency) in early 2016, Louise spent six years working as an editor for Pan Macmillan and Dorling Kindersley Publishers. Find her on Twitter: @LouiseMBuckley.

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She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres, from action-packed thrillers and cozy crime novels, to high-concept science fiction or emotionally powerful young adult. She loves reading epic historical fiction and anything with magic. (See a list of her favorite books online.)

She is not looking for children’s picture books, poetry, or nonfiction.

How to submit: [UPDATED A SECOND TIME] After this post went live, Louise got a flood of submissions, and thus opted to close to submissions today (Tuesday, May 31) to deal with her already-huge slush pile. Do not query her until the agency submission guidelines say the agency is back open. Keep her on your Master List of agents to query, because she will reopen sometime.

(Everything you need to know about signing with a new/newer literary agent.)


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